My son reached out and took him and she went off to the bathroom. When she came back my son said not to worry and the kid could just stay with him. The 18-month-old seemed perfectly happy with my son and he kept him for an hour until we had to prepare for landing. She tried to pay him but he said don’t worry about it. When we got off the plane that the family was waiting for us. Families with babies get to get off first. They had a huge white lei for my son! He was happy. They were happy. Everybody was happy!
On a very crowded flight from San Francisco to Hawaii, I noticed a family with two kids under 3. They don’t let you sit with kids that age for some sort of safety rule. So Dad was sitting in one row with a baby and Mom was in a different row with an 18-month-old kid who was raising hell and didn’t want to sit or be quiet. This was the second leg of their trip. They had already been on a plane from NY to San Francisco. Mom got up with 18 months old and was walking back to the bathroom with him stiffening up like a board so he was hard to hold. I was sitting reading in my aisle seat with my 15-year-old son next to me. She looked at my son and said: “I’ll pay you $20 if you will hold him for 10 minutes!”.